South University Online Reviews

2.12 out of 5 stars
(81 Reviews)
32% of 81 students said this degree improved their career prospects
38% of 81 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

1.0 out of 5 stars
H. Davis - 5/18/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"DIY FNP program do not expect any assistance in the completion of your FNP through South University. The worse was the staff who are paid to assist you in setting up your practicum rotations after you find the site and preceptor. When you finally receive a response to concerns it is most often incomplete. I cannot recommend this University to anyone. It appears they are interested in your money, not your education. I am a veteran so I am used to getting screwed over, however at South University they take it to a new level."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Disappointed - 4/3/2017
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2017
"Please avoid this college. They do not tell you anything for discounts until too late. Had nothing together. The program director is rude and obnoxious and not committed to helping you. The instructors are awful. We lost over half of the class that started if that gives you indication of how this place is terrible for Nurse Practitioner. Go online. Stay away from here."
2.5 out of 5 stars
Mamma said - 3/18/2017
Degree: RN to BSN
Graduation Year: 2017
"I was told the courses that I needed by my admissions counselor after they received my transcripts. Somehow they added 10 more credits for the same course study. In two classes the information given online was a complete duplication. The complications from CHF were exactly the same as complications from Hepatitis. In another course the lab portion had 12 questions per quiz. Six of the twelve questions were duplicates. One of the remaining non-duplicates had two true answers but you could only enter one. The professors are facilitators only. There is no way they are aware of what information is in their quiz material or instructional material. The school has high expectations of it's students not so much of it's own curriculum. After this portion I am changing to another school for the MSN portion."
1.3 out of 5 stars
Chelsea Guy - 2/14/2017
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016
"I attended South University from 2010 to 2016 and obtained 2 degrees. The first was an associates in Allied Health Science and the second was a bachelors in Business Administration and Management. I was going to school what felt like forever. I had friends in other online universities that completed their degree much faster than I did. Nonetheless I did make it. The reason I am writing this review is because I am very dissatisfied. For starters I was not told that I was going to have any out of pocket expenses when I enrolled. The financial counselor told me that between grants and loans it would be covered. Lie 1. I graduated on 11/2/16 very happy to be done. I let a couple weeks go by and I find out that the academic counselor didn't do her job and forgot to have me submit an application for graduation. Unhappy about that but realized people do make mistakes. I have been in contact with the academic counselor as well as left messages for her manager (which were never returned) ever since. I was told that my degree was mailed off 1/30/17. Which was lie number 2 because I still have yet to receive it. I invested 65k into this school and they can't even mail me my degree!! Some b.s. if you ask me. Do me a favor. Spend your time and hard earned money elsewhere!"
4.0 out of 5 stars
Diane Thomas - 12/26/2016
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013
"The online programs at south is great for working adults. Every 5.5 weeks you take another class. The professor are well trained to teach everything you need in the online programs. The academic advisor reach out to see how the program is working for you. Great University to attend if you are a working parent"
3.3 out of 5 stars
Diane Thomas - 12/26/2016
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2013
"South is a great university for any full time parent that work a full time job. The classes are only 5.5 week long unless the class has a lab then it's 11 week long . But you are enrolled in 2 classes. The staff is great when it comes to getting into all your classes. A great school."
2.8 out of 5 stars
Ateeya Jackson - 9/26/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2012
"I am applying for grants because; the further you go in your education, the less money you are eligible for, being a single parent of three, makes it financially straining to even attempt at paying out of pocket. One of the reasons I would like to obtain my Masters Degree is to Earn More Money. We all want to find ways to make more money and it is a proven fact that the higher your degree level the higher your salary. On average employees with a masters degree will earn over $10,000 more each year than fellow employees with a bachelors degree. The median annual income for employees holding a masters degree in 2006 was $75,430 compared to $60,910 for those with a bachelors degree in the same year. Secondly, I would like to be More Prepared in my Field. Earning a masters degree can be advantageous in adequately preparing me for my chosen field of nursing. Masters programs specialized in certain areas, such as; Nursing will greatly increase my knowledge and expertise in my occupational field. In current economic times, competition for careers is higher than ever and learning more about your specialized area of study and gaining extra knowledge can increase my chances of landing the job I desire post graduation. Lastly, Advancement is one of the most important factors when attaining a masters degree. Earning a masters degree can greatly increase your chances of advancing within a company once you are hired. Obtaining a masters degree before landing a job can open doors for me within the company that I am currently employed with. Earning my masters degree while working for the company that Iam already employed with will show them a high level of motivation and make me eligible for advancement opportunities which may only be open to employees holding masters degree."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Sarah - 9/2/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2014
"South University is a bad college. They charge too much fees. The staff are not supportive of their student. I have a friend graduate with over $90,000 loan. It is not worth it. There pass rate is not excellent. The advisors will lie to you about the cost of the program to get you started, and once you start, you will release the underline high cost. Many student will take the prerequisite but when they applied to the nursing program, they will not be accepted."
1.0 out of 5 stars
Kim - 8/28/2016
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2016
"Please do your research. I did but I ignored it thinking people take to the sites to complain. I was scammed and manipulated. They added on 13 classes when I was almost done. my new school is amazing and the experience is so different. They have been sued to the U.S. Department of justice research please before you make the same mistake and loose a year or are scammed another way!"
1.0 out of 5 stars
Big Mistake - 3/31/2016
Degree: Business Administration
Graduation Year: 2015
"Didn't learn. The school is a joke. Rumor is they are going to be closing their doors. Losing accreditation and in a financial mess from all of the lawsuits. Do your homework before you attend this school. Beware of for profit universities. The instructors and counselors are disgruntled and seeing coworkers around them getting fired right and left. It's a sinking ship!"